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Cuckoo development exposes Tory approach on housing

by Wetherby Liberal Democrats on 4 January, 2019

Wetherby housing

Wetherby Lib Dems want to see quality affordable housing that will provide opportunities for local people and not destroy our towns and villages

Harrogate’s Tory-led council has been a complete shambles as it first overwhelmingly rejected the building of 210 houses on Spofforth Hill and then did an abrupt U-turn without having the decency to explain why.

This blatant Cuckoo Development – where houses approved by one council live off the services of another – is no way to run a fair-minded housing policy. No wonder Wetherby Tories are looking embarrassed.

Wetherby Lib Dems will dare to support housing if it brings obvious benefits. But this is the wrong development in the wrong place. We have written to the Secretary of State urging that the final decision is taking at Government level after an inquiry, not by Harrogate Borough Council.

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One Response

  1. When IF we need houses don’t council’s encourage development of old bank’s Encourage Bank’s to share space i.e 5 counters 5 different banks?? As most bank’s that close are in town centre locations it would create a buzz to restart the high street?? Housing isn’t needed where I live as YOU need a car!!! as the bus takes 50 minutes or more to Leeds.Will anything change depending on who we vote for?
    People don’t vote in Wetherby IF they support other parties apart from the Tory’s,as its a forgone conclusion?